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New Monster Romance Book Recommendations 2024

15 monster romance books in 2024 to devour during the summer!

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New Monster Romance Book Recommendations 2024

It's an exciting time for monster romance with no shortage of books to devour with your book club or on your own! We are exactly halfway through 2024, and some amazing monster romance books have already hit the shelves. You've probably read a bunch already, but there are some noteworthy ones we at Monster Smut Sticker Club would love to share. Here are a few of our top picks for 2024 so far!

1. Impromptu Match (Goliaths of Wrestling) by Lily Mayne

I, Taylor Hough, am a painfully average guy.

I have the soul-destroying corporate job, I iron my underpants, and I was unceremoniously dumped for an influencer hippie a few years ago. Every day feels the same, and I don’t know how much longer I can cope before I do something unhinged like rip off my shirt in the middle of my co-worker’s office birthday party and smear lemon cake all over my chest.

But then a case of mistaken identity suddenly lands me in the middle of a covert professional wrestling league, which is apparently being run in the basement of my office building. Weird. Even weirder are the wrestlers. They seem… otherworldly. So does the rest of the staff. And the audience. Pretty much everyone except boring old me.

And then there's the owner, Holt Hector, with whom I have an extremely embarrassing first encounter. He’s ridiculously attractive, even in the inhuman cosplay get-up he's wearing that only makes him hotter, if I'm being totally honest.

Then I discover it’s not a costume. And that the show put on by Goliaths of Wrestling every night is more monstrous reality than mindblowing special effects.

My previously boring life is suddenly no longer quite so average, and hot-as-hell Holt is inexplicably as interested in me, and my ironed underpants, as I am in him and his strange new world.

2. Avaritia (Shades of Sin) by Colette Rhodes

If there’s one thing Verity will consistently do, it’s spontaneously make terrible decisions. Sometimes they work out well—so far, smuggling her rescue cat into the shadow realm has been a great success—but more often than not, she ends up with a bigger mess to clean up than she started with.

If there’s one thing Theon will consistently do, it’s plot his brother’s demise after losing his spot in the line of succession to King Allerick. It has yet to work out well for him, but there’s a first time for everything, right?

Especially now that Theon has got himself an ex-Hunter of his own to feed from, and he’s stronger than ever.

But Verity isn’t going to let Theon get away with his treasonous ways, not when he has so much to offer the shadow realm. For the first time, someone believes that Theon has the capacity to do good in the world.

If only he believed her.

3. Bride by Ali Hazelwood

A Hall of Fame LibraryReads pick! One of People’s Best Books to Read in February

A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha Werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis.

Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast—again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and she sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange—again...

Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It’s clear from the way he tracks Misery’s every movement that he doesn’t trust her. If only he knew how right he was….

Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she's ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory…alone with the wolf.

4. Kings and Monsters (Three Fates Mafia) by Clio Evans

Dying was supposed to be a once in a lifetime event.

And yet, after falling off an overpass onto a mafia boss’ car, not only am I still alive—I’m a demigod in a world where myths are reality and monsters are hot.

My unlikely hero is the Minoan Bull, a fierce Minotaur hated by many. Embers ignite between us, leading to an unforgettable night and a pact to never see each other again.

The Fates have different plans.

Enemies lurk in the shadows, forcing the two of us into a labyrinth of deception, hate, and revenge. The only way out is by breaking walls, especially the ones around our hearts.

5. Draka's heat (Sidonions) by Olivia Riley

Draka: King of the Mountain

Imprisoned on a desolate ice planet, Draka, a sidonion ex-commander and weapons master, plays a dangerous waiting game. In a world where mercy is a weakness and staying ahead is the only rule, he dominates over the frozen expanse with a numbed heart, haunted by loneliness.

Until he discovers a human female in his territory. One glance, and the unthinkable happens – she awakens something primal in him. For the first time in years he feels alive. She is like the sun breaking away the darkness.

But then she runs from him.

And so the hunt begins…

Ria: A Lone Survivor

One reckless mistake thrusts Ria onto Arkona, a perilous prison world teeming with the galaxy's most ruthless criminals. Amidst the danger, one name stands above all – Draka, the King of the Mountain. Lethal, cunning, and relentless, he warns all to steer clear or face his wrath.

Until another misstep puts her in his path and Draka locks onto her like a predator to prey. As he pursues her across Arkona's treacherous terrain, Ria grapples with the burning question: Can she outrun the flames of Draka's obsession, or will she succumb to the scorching heat that threatens to consume them both?

6. Whispers of the Deep (Deep Waters) by Emma Hamm

One of the many engineers that keeps Beta, the city under the sea, running, Mira only wants to make her family proud and to prove herself worthy. She knows the mysterious city better than anyone and it’s her dream to help it flourish.

But then, on a solo job in an abandoned section of the city, she encounters a monster of legend. An undine. A dangerous merman from an ancient civilization, long forgotten.

Arges has fought his entire life for his people. With deadly creatures under his control, he plans to eradicate Beta once and for all to protect his kind and their peaceful way of life. But when a human woman saves him, she unknowingly creates a bond between them, one he can’t ignore. Even though her flaming red hair haunts his dreams, he needs her for information on the undine’s enemies.

So he steals her. Keeps her. Feeds her. Only to realize their bond is far deeper than captor and captive. He cannot let her go—but he cannot keep her under the sea. In a battle to determine if love can survive a war beneath the waves, it will be their decision that changes the tides.

7. Snow in With the Alien Warlord (Warlord Bride Index) by Nancey Cummings

You can’t trust an alien.

Penny is having the worst year. First the pretty lizard aliens show up and start murdering people. Then the “good aliens” arrive and claim they’ll defend Earth and save humanity… for a price. She knows a protection racket when she sees one. And the price?

Married to an alien? No thank you.

Kol has one mission: destroy the Suhlik. He’s not interested in this new planet, Earth, or the strange soft-skinned inhabitants. On a scouting mission, he catches the luscious scent of his mate and must find her in the rubble of a ruined city and bring her to the safe zone.

When Kol is wounded protecting Penny, she just can’t leave him to freeze to death in a blizzard. Besides, no one is asking her to marry him, just keep him from becoming a popsicle. She doesn’t trust him and all this nonsense about being his mate could be hypothermia talking. The more time she spends with the brawny alien warrior, the more she can’t deny the heat between them.

Once she is safe in his powerful embrace, being married to an alien is looking better by the minute.

8. Shadowlands Omega (Beasts of Gatamora) by Elizabeth Stephens

“I look forward to punishing you, Kiandah.” “You’re a cruel lord.” “A hero would have no chance with you, so for you, I will be the villain.”

After burning her church to the ground and throwing her family into the castle dungeons for their treason, Kiandah did not expect to be spared by Lord Yaron, the Berserker Lord who once vowed — and tried — to kill her.

But as Gatamora’s newest ascended omega, and a traitor besides, Yaron finds that Kiandah may be best placed to help him root out the source of the danger encroaching on his territory in the south island. Rumblings of a sinister sort have reached him…rumors of the undead and witches…

The only trouble will be keeping his distance. Shadow Lords do not take ladies, least of all peasants and criminals like Kiandah. But as her power over flame continues to grow stronger and the threat of the undead draws ever nearer, Yaron may have to choose — to succumb to her heat and save Gatamora together, or let it all burn.

Burn Omega, burn.

9. Jumping the Shark by Ash Raven

Ma’xon This is what I have been training for. Finding my mate after months of practising the art of wooing the human who is scientifically best suited for me. I am too old to feel this nervous about meeting her in person for the first time, but that won’t stop me. Now when she wakes up, I just have to convince her we are meant to be. Will she still accept me after taking her away from Earth?

Odette The worst way to start a date? Show up late. The best way to end it? Alien Abduction. After a RomCom worthy first date, I never expected it to take an out of this world turn. When a hot giant shark man who owns his own home on a tropical planet wants to spoil me, who am I to say no? Now if only I can get him to accept his retirement so I can spoil him back.

10. My Minotaur Husband (Stories from New Eden) by Lyonne Riley

If you enjoyed Morning Glory Milking Farm and you're looking for even more sweet minotaurs in your life... this is the book for you!

Celeste is one of only a hundred remaining humans on Earth, living on a secured preserve away from the many dangerous monsters out in the world. But some monsters desperately want human companions—and they’ll abide by all the strict rules and requirements to get one. Celeste has applications piling up from those who want to court her, but she’s afraid of taking the leap... until Theo.

Theo the minotaur is shy, gentle, and kind, and wants nothing more than a human wife to spoil. When Celeste agrees to move in and start a trial marriage, he’ll do anything in his power to keep her happy and safe in a world where a human might make a great meal for another monster.

The only problem? Theo is huge in more than one way—and he knows Celeste isn’t ready for him yet. It will take trust and time to prepare her as they start to build their new life together, and it might just lead to falling in love.

11. Sink or Swim (Femme Fatale Monsters) by D.J. Russo

Some secrets can cost you your life…

It was supposed to be a routine job, like any other. Deliver the package, wipe his hands clean, head back to headquarters and receive his pay. But when Nick learns the terrible secret that’s been keeping the mafia flush with cash, he abandons all rational thought and abandons the only family he’s ever known. Too bad they won’t let him retire in peace, and Nick is going to have to learn how to sink or swim if he’s going to survive what’s next.

… One person’s trash is another’s treasure.

When Nick is dumped in Oona’s backyard and left for dead, she seizes the opportunity to keep the human man as her new pet. He’s repulsed by her, of course, but she’s nothing if not determined to make a new friend after a lifetime of loneliness. But when it becomes obvious he can’t survive in his new habitat, will she be able to let her new love go, even at the cost of her own happiness?

12. Agnarr's Teacher: Abandoned on Niflheim by Jenifer Wood

Piper was only expecting a delivery of toothbrushes—but instead, she was abducted by aliens. She’s soon dumped by her abductors, because her chronic anxiety made her a poor fit for their plans. She wakes up on Niflheim, a heavily forested planet that’s definitely not Earth.

Luckily, these big green aliens with tusks are friendly and well-meaning. One of these “orkin” in particular, a lumbersnack by the name of Agnarr, is certain he and Piper are “elska” mates, meant to be together. While Piper thinks Agnarr is nice to look at, she’s more concerned about getting her anxiety under control than taking a mate. The orkin have little experience with anxiety medication, though, and only a neighboring clan has an herb that could help, but Agnarr’s tribe insists on waiting out the passing snowstorm.

13. I Married a Krogal by Regine Abel

He is the cuddliest of teddy bears.

A year after fleeing an abusive partner, Farah’s welcome in the refuge sheltering her is ending. With no money, no job, and no options, she’s floored to be presented with a marriage of convenience to an alien behemoth as a solution. Considering her recent ordeal, entering a relationship with a four-armed giant with herculean strength is the last thing she wants. But the sweet, respectful, and cuddly male she discovers behind that intimidating façade makes her feel safer than she has in years.

She exceeds his wildest dreams.

As the biggest and strongest male on Xoccoris, Krogal struggles with his people’s expectations that he should lead a warrior’s life instead of caring for wounded and helpless creatures in his veterinary clinic. When the Prime Mating Agency finally finds his soulmate, Krogal is mesmerized by the stunning and delicate little human she turns out to be. While her previous hardships stir his protective instincts, Farah’s inner strength and compassion dazzle him.

But as their bond grows stronger, will the ghosts of her past destroy the future they’re trying to build together?

14. Guarded by the Spider by Cassie Alexander

For my kind, to be without a mate is to be doomed. I know it is too late–all that awaits me is retirement and death, and I’ve embraced it.

But when a suicide mission lands on my old boss’s desk, I’m the one he calls. Who better to tackle the mission in the deep, oppressive mines of my own ancestral homeland, if not an Arachnae already slated to die? And it’s not a rescue mission–he wants me to retrieve the corpse of a billionaire’s daughter kidnapped by a terrorist organization.

Except our intel was wrong.

She’s alive. Tortured and injured–but alive.

And from the moment I scent her, I am certain she’s my mate.

She cowers in fear when she sees me, yet I will stop at nothing to protect her.

And now that I have a reason to live…a whole lot of people are going to die.

15. A Soul to Steal: Duskwalker Brides by Opal Reyne

All Gideon wanted was a friend.

After waking up in the afterlife to discover he died, Gideon has nowhere to go. The world around him feels strange, utterly false, and he struggles to let go of the past he was ripped away from.

Gideon never expects his new, monstrous friend to nibble his way into his heart, or give him purpose in death. His wings are soft, his body strong, and his skull face oddly compelling, but what point is there in desiring more when their future is meaningless?

All Aleron wanted was his kindred.

Having been violently separated from his twin, Aleron is left behind in Tenebris. Unlikely events lead him into an adventure with a pretty human, who entrances him more with every step they take. Gideon is funny yet confusing, and he makes desire sink into Aleron like a frustrating set of claws.

Aleron’s heart is big, it’s ready to love, and it’s fond of the male he has in his keeping. But things do not always go as promised, even when Aleron is given the potential to have everything he wants.

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